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Planning my Wookiee!

 
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Fisher905 (Mike Fisher)



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:47 pm    Post subject: Planning my Wookiee! Reply with quote

Hey everyone!

My name is Mike, 501st 90578 (ROTJ Vader & Imperial Staff Officer)

Researching my third costume and pretty sure it should be an OT Chewbacca!! Iíve been reading WIPís on this site and following FB page and others for awhile.

I have some questions for all of you. Any answers would be greatly appreciated.

1. I want to buy a mask, not make one. Iíve been looking at this post on RL forum:

http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=66920.

It was posted in 2015 so not sure if it is still up to date. Iíve seen a lot of people talk about EvilChimp.

2. Sewing the mesh suit. Is there a pattern to follow? If not, how loose do you make the shirt and pants?

3. Whatís the ideal height and shoulder width? How much height does a mask add (I realize it depends on which mask one has)/

4. Whatís your working order for the build? Mask, lifts, mesh suit, hair, gloves/toes, bandolier?

Any other advice is appreciated.

Thanks everyone!
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tk42116 (Aaron Darling)



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Mike.

I bought my mask form Bacca9. She is both on here and on FB.

For the mesh suit I bought a pajama sewing pattern and used the XL pattern, traced it onto the mesh, and then cut and sewed from there.

Minimum Height for RL approval is 7 foot. You'll want your shoulders proportionate. I used a pair of hockey shoulder pads just to give me a little extra, but not to much. Chewbacca was a slender wookiee so you might not need anything.

I ordered my mask pre-built, so I started with the lifts first, then the mesh suit. As soon as I'm finished with latching my hair, I will work on the bandolier

Here is my current built

http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=86173
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Fisher905 (Mike Fisher)



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Aaron

Great info. Really appreciate it

Ha, I have read through your WIP twice already! I have got some great advice from you already!

Whatís bacca9 name on FB?
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Fisher905 (Mike Fisher)



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Aaron

Great info. Really appreciate it

Ha, I have read through your WIP twice already! I have got some great advice from you already!

Whatís bacca9 name on FB?
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tk42116 (Aaron Darling)



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chewbacca 5.2

https://www.facebook.com/Chewie5.2/
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Fisher905 (Mike Fisher)



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at mask makers

Why Chewbacca 5.2?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fisher905 wrote:
Looking at mask makers

Why Chewbacca 5.2?


When I was looking for a mask maker, she was recommended, and I loled the way her masks look. She is also very easy to work with and keeps you updated regularly on the progress
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are looking for a bandolier I have one for sale. All metal boxes. If yure interested let me know.
Good luck on your build. A lot of work but worth it in the end.
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Fisher905 (Mike Fisher)



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CT90674 wrote:
If you are looking for a bandolier I have one for sale. All metal boxes. If yure interested let me know.
Good luck on your build. A lot of work but worth it in the end.


Tell me about your bandolier!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iím starting to sew my mesh under suit and have a question! Does anyone have a pattern for the hair transition for an an OT Chewie? I swear Iíve seen some on here but can not seem to find them tonight
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Fisher905 (Mike Fisher)



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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey everyone! Moving right along!

Stilts are done!
https://i.imgur.com/nvCVqYN.jpg

Hair received minus #280 which Is out of stock http://i.imgur.com/Gup8P3Q.jpg

Mask from Paul Humphries is finished. Very excited and impressed with his work! He is quick to respond to my stupid questions and provides plenty of updates! Thanks Paul!!!
https://i.imgur.com/ExmHkzV.jpg

Latching away! Bit of a learning curve on the amount of hair per latch but getting there. Been experimenting on ways to straighten the hair. I settled on using my steamer. Takes about 4 minutes per pack to straighten the whole thing.
https://i.imgur.com/8qSnEGI.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/9001ZNS.jpg

Any comments, thoughts, advice is Welcome!
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Fisher905 (Mike Fisher)



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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure why my links didnít post the pics. Using imgur. Any advice?
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Fisher905 (Mike Fisher)



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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what color is ANH Chewieís Butt? Is it just the grey patches on the sides or a grey butt too??

I canít find any real answers. Please help!
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